Masahiro Okinawa GinMasahiro Distillery
Origin: Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
World Gin Awards - Bronze for Classic Gin 2020
An intriguing Japanese gin from the Masahiro distillery located on the tropical southern island of Naha in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan since 1883. Their expertise lies in Awamori, Okinawa’s traditional spirit, so it is only natural that Okinawa’s first craft gin be made from an Awamori base. Masahiro Okinawa Gin Recipe No 1 has botanicals including roselle (from the hibiscus family), guava leaves, and long pepper, but the most interesting addition is goya, the green, bumpy Okinawan bitter melon. At 47% ABV, it’s bursting with floral flavours, tropical fruit, and green notes from the bitter melon. Sharp fruit sweetness tempered by earthy juniper and leafy hints. Citrus blossom keeps it fresh.